COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jason Chimera scored for the third straight game and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Derick Brassard ended a 14-game scoring drought with a late goal for Columbus, which captured a showdown between teams that had each won just one of their previous nine games.
Samuel Pahlsson added an odd empty-netter with 1:28 left, scoring unassisted after winning a center-ice faceoff.
Mason, who won the Calder Trophy last season while posting 10 shutouts in his rookie year, had given up 13 goals in the Blue Jackets' three-game losing skid.
The Panthers lost their third in a row overall and fourth straight on the road.